FearNYC Day Six: Honoring the Work of Wes Craven

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On the penultimate day of the first annual FearNYC festival, festival goers were treated to another collection of horror shorts, a few classic horror films, some fantastic premieres, and the awards ceremony.

FearNYC Day Five: Social Media Is a Plague

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Day Five of FearNYC was the best day of the festival so far. With one exception, the lineup was all premieres, and they were all stellar.

FearNYC Day Four: Clown Sightings Reported

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A promising lineup of classics and new films on day four of FearNYC was highlighted by the NYC premiere of Clowntown.

FearNYC Day Three: A Boy’s Best Friend Is (Still) His Mother

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Day three of FearNYC was the most low-key day thus far—no torture scenes, no scary clowns.

Listen & Yearn | Audio Spotlight

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Audiobooks continue their meteoric rise. The Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) annual survey reports that audiobook sales in 2015 totaled more than $1.77 billion, an increase of more than 20 percent over 2014. It was the second consecutive year that audiobook sales have expanded by 20 percent, growth the APA chalks up to increasing awareness of […]

FearNYC Day Two: Freddy, the OG Zombies, & a Pool Party Massacre

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Day two was much more my cup of tea: a slew of classic horror films, with a fun tribute to 80’s slasher films thrown in the mix.

FearNYC Day One: Some Classics, a Key, an Atrocity, a Warning

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October 21st marked the first night of the 1st annual FearNYC Horror Film Festival held at NYC’s Cinema Village, promising 65 films, both classic and brand-spanking-new, spread out over six days of blood, guts, shocks, and scares.

Considering the Collection | Music Matters, May 1, 2015

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Keeping current on new genres and subgenres can be a big job; it’s important to track industry awards and make sure the winners are available. Here Amy Dalton answers a few questions specifically relating to collection development in recorded music.

Pop Alternatives | Music Matters, March 1, 2015

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For popular artists, titles, and genres, I like to keep mental lists of alternatives that are more likely to be on the shelf, such as these suggestions for ten of today’s most popular artists.

Lincoln, 150 Years On | Collection Development: Lincoln’s Legacy

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The vast amount of literature on Abraham Lincoln is almost unmatched in the English language. Interest in our 16th president has never abated, and these 34 titles will enlighten some, disillusion others, and stand as a basic resource.